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OSHA Electrical Safety Standards

Working in an environment that is safe and healthy is not a privilege but a right of every worker regardless of industry. To ensure this, there are multiple agencies, authorities, and governing bodies throughout the world that enforce worker health and safety laws and regulations. One such...

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Hazards and Safety in High Voltage Power Lines

Work in rural, urban, or any other location, have a look around yourself and you will realize that power lines are part of the globe as they are almost everywhere. Either it is a wooden pole supplying power to the local consumers or big towers delivering high voltages, the significant hazard is...

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Increasing Electrical Safety and Ensuring Compliance by Protective Device Coordination

Overcurrent protection is critical to personal safety and protection from a number of hazardous conditions that can result from materials igniting. Short-circuits can result in arc-flashes, which can cause severe burns and sometimes prove fatal.

In addition, over-heating from the flow of high...

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Lockout Tagout

As stated by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration OSHA, Lockout Tagout or LOTO are a set of specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected energization or startup of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or...

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Should You Open Energized Panel Covers?

The practice of removing energized switchboard and panelboard covers when performing annual/quarterly/monthly maintenance has become a common place. De-energization cannot be stressed enough before all types of maintenance work on electrical equipment can be initiated. This is rarely due to the...

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